Reading other travel blogs is my favourite way to research our travels and find up to date information not available in the guidebooks. These are the blogs we have found useful for travelling around Latin America.
We’ve made no secret that Audrey and Dan are two of our favourite travel bloggers. They have just finished travelling around Central and South America for more than a year, and as always their writing is thoughtful as well as useful, and their photos are stunning. They share some of their travel tips in our interview with them.
A favourite post: A Little Bite of Buenos Aires
Another travelling couple who recently returned to the US after 11 months in Latin America. You’ll find travel videos, great photos and lots of travel tips, especially for adventurous activities.
A favourite post: Ethics of Tourism: Mines of Potosi Bolivia
The Future is Red
Leigh and her family have settled down for a few years in Salta, Argentina, where we had the pleasure of staying with them. This isn’t your typical travel blog but you’ll find tips on Argentina and Panama, where they also lived.
A favourite post: How to Pimp Your Couchsurfing Profile & Find a Place to Stay
Tourist to Townie
Gareth spent ten months in Buenos Aires with the aim of really getting to know the city and becoming part of the community. He also travelled around the Salta area, where we met him.
A favourite post: Salinas Grandes, 7 Colors & Tilcara
Viajar Sin Rumbo
We met Adam in Rio, and while his blog isn’t very well known his insightful writing and beautiful photography deserve to be seen by many more. He spent seven months travelling through South America, and his posts about Colombia have made us desperate to visit.
A favourite post: Always Talk to Strangers
Bacon is Magic
Ayngelina has been travelling for six months so far, from Mexico, through Central America and is now heading down the continent to Argentina. We love her focus on food and her positive attitude to setbacks like getting mugged.
A favourite post: A Tale of Two Cities: Granada vs Leon.
This blog focuses entirely on Latin America so you’ll find lots of useful information for planning a trip to the area or on becoming an expat.
A favourite post: New 2010 Alternativa Latin Music Considered
Dave is currently living in Medellin, Colombia so writes a lot about the area. A number of other writers contribute to the blog and Latin American destinations are often covered. He also runs the Medellin Living site.
A favourite post: Photo Essay: The Colorful Streets of Cartagena
Unpaved South America
Here you’ll find tips for getting off the beaten track in South America.
A favourite post: Cusco’s Boleta Turistica
Other blogs covering Latin America that are worth checking out:
Tip: A good way to find travel blogs writing very current information about specific destinations you are interested in is by searching google blogs, or by looking on the relevant Lonely Planet destination page – on the left hand side you’ll find recommended blogs.
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